FLASHBACK: Peyton Manning talked with David Letterman in 1997

The Ed Sullivan Theater has hosted dozens of NFL players. (CBSSports.com/John Breech)
The Ed Sullivan Theater has hosted dozens of NFL players. (CBSSports.com/John Breech)

David Letterman is officially retiring. We know that because the long-running 'Late Show' host announced his retirement on Thursday night. Letterman's final show will take place sometime in 2015. 

During his 21-years hosting the 'Late Show' on CBS, Letterman has interviewed dozens and dozens of NFL stars. I could have definitely thrown another 'dozens and dozens' in there, but you probably get the point now, so I won't.

Since Letterman's retiring, it seems like a perfect time to look back at a couple of his NFL interviews, like the one below from 1997, featuring an interview with a then 21-year-old Peyton Manning

Of course, if I'm going to show you Manning's interview, it's probably only fair to show you this interview from February that features Letterman talking to the quarterback who beat Manning in Super Bowl XLVIII: Russell Wilson

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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